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Smaller in Russian 🇷🇺

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smaller меньший
How to say “smaller” in Russian? “Меньший”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “меньший” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on smaller in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

Russian Sentences with the Word “Smaller”

Russian sentence with “меньший” English translation for меньший S

Наша собака стоит меньше, чем ее.

Our dog costs less than hers.

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Tips to remember the Russian word "меньший":
1. Association: "Men" – Think of the word "men" and imagine men in a smaller size.
2. Sound: The beginning "мень" sounds somewhat like the English word "men" which can remind you of something being reduced in size.
3. Mnemonic: Picture a tiny "mini" man – "MINI man" correlates with "меньший".

"меньший" means "smaller" and is the comparative form of the adjective "маленький" (small). It can refer to size, quantity, or degree.

Other words that mean the same thing:
1. меньший (men'shiy) – smaller
2. младший (mladshiy) – younger, when referring to age often implies smaller or lesser in rank

Alternate meanings and slang:
1. In a non-formal context, "меньший" can also imply being of minor importance or significance.
2. There's no significant slang usage, but it can be used metaphorically to denote something of lesser value or lesser quality.

Examples of sentences:
1. У меня есть меньший вариант этой книги. (U menya yest' men'shiy variant etoy knigi.)
Translation: I have a smaller version of this book.

2. В меньшем количестве это легче заметить. (V men'shem kolichestve eto legche zametit'.)
Translation: It's easier to notice in a smaller quantity.

3. У меня есть старший и меньший брат. (U menya yest' starshiy i men'shiy brat.)
Translation: I have an older and a younger brother. (Where 'younger' implies 'smaller' in age and sometimes stature.)

4. Мы выбрали меньший дом, чтобы сэкономить деньги. (My vybrali men'shiy dom, chtoby seknomit' den'gi.)
Translation: We chose a smaller house to save money.

5. После переезда я использую меньший рабочий стол. (Posle pereezda ya ispol'zuyu men'shiy rabochiy stol.)
Translation: After the move, I am using a smaller desk.

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